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Pros
  • "Catered lunches and fully covered benefits are nice(in 11 reviews)

  • "Best of all, you'll never feel like a cog in a machine :) Some other fun perks include catered (healthy) lunches 3 times a week(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Before MindTouch hired experienced directors, most managers were not given the tools or training to be successful(in 17 reviews)

  • "mile walk from an area with free parking, or using public transit, you'd kind of expect that working in Downtown San Diego(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "A forward looking company that cares about its customers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MindTouch, Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    –A good mix of talented, growth-oriented people –Lately, a renewed focus on customer-centricity has been noticeable and is gaining steam –The benefits package is something I'd miss if I didn't have it, including catered lunches, credit toward public transportation, gym classes, parking, and a hip workspace downtown –A good product worth getting behind

    Cons

    –Some departmental silos, though this has improved as of late –A company not immune to pervasive meeting syndrome –Sometimes the youth shows

    MindTouch, Inc.2018-12-18
  2. Helpful (6)

    "Tough place to be successful"

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    Former Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MindTouch, Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Catered lunch M/W/F Really good coffee machine

    Cons

    Seems like the company is still transitioning from a growth stage to a smb type model so there is a lot of surprises and uncertainty. No shot at being successful unless you are in the CEOs inner circle.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the company communication flow and give your middle management some training so they can make others successful. Executive team doesn’t have to be in every meeting, all the time.

    MindTouch, Inc.2019-02-01

    MindTouch, Inc. Response

    February 6, 2019CEO

    Change, while being exciting and filled with opportunity, does have the habit of leaving some people feeling left behind. Thanks for this feedback - it’s hard to keep all folks satisfied as we go but it’s important as much as possible that I and the management team try to remain inclusive ...

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  3. Helpful (6)

    "DO NO TRUST THE POSITIVE REVIEWS (THIS COMPANY IS INCREDIBLY CUT-THROAT AND STRESSFUL)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MindTouch, Inc. full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free catered lunch every M/W/F (that's literally it as everything else is standard with any full-time position)

    Cons

    Incredibly cutthroat business, very slow paced unless you have a high position, the environment is incredibly unwelcoming to new people, HR is the most aggressive and unprofessional I've ever seen, people will seem nice but it's all fake. The company doesn't care who you are unless you've been there for a long time. If your work becomes even the slightest bit unnecessary they will cut you out at the soonest opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    I understand you're trying to move forward at a fast pace to outdo the competition but you need to treat your employee's both new and old like they're actual people and not just numbers. Don't pretend to care about people and actually care about them.

    MindTouch, Inc.2019-01-18

    MindTouch, Inc. Response

    January 23, 2019CEO

    Developmental feedback is always difficult to take. Building a team that is dedicated and single-mindedly focused on making a better experience for our customers is a struggle that we take on every day. We don’t always succeed and sometimes a MindToucher gets left behind or feels ...

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  4. Helpful (6)

    "Great coworkers, poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MindTouch, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Like the title says, the coworkers that I had at MindTouch were great. It was nice to have catered lunch three times a week, and our office space was pretty awesome.

    Cons

    The management at this company is pretty awful. During the whole time I worked there, it never seemed like they totally understood the direction of their product. Some terrible decisions made by management led to 20% of MindTouch employees being laid off. The worst part was that they tried to play it off like it was all because of pressure from the company's investors and didn't take ownership of their own failures. As...

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    Advice to Management

    1. Figure out a product direction 2. Pay your employees better 3. Treat your employees better in general 4. Take a look at your own biases because they are hindering the success of your company

    MindTouch, Inc.2017-09-21

    MindTouch, Inc. Response

    September 25, 2017Founder and CEO

    While there are factual inaccuracies you've provided above, we're sincerely grateful for your contributions. If you're interested in understanding our decision and direction better you will appreciate this: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/doubling-responsibly-aaron-fulkerson/ Best ...

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  5. Helpful (7)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MindTouch, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Solid product, catered lunches, nice office

    Cons

    Constant change in processes (beyond what is normal in a startup), inability to delegate, poor hiring practices, constant micromanaging with very little follow through, the list goes on. From a technology standpoint, MindTouch is top notch. The same can not be said from a business perspective. The executives do not delegate tasks well which results in countless bottlenecks and unfinished initiatives. There is rapid...

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    Advice to Management

    Delegate tasks. The CFO does not need to be a field rep. Your sales model does not fit your product.

    MindTouch, Inc.2017-09-06

    MindTouch, Inc. Response

    September 6, 2017Founder and CEO

    Thank you for your feedback and for any contributions that you made in the time you worked with us. Best wishes.

  6. Helpful (7)

    "Great culture, low salaries"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MindTouch, Inc.

    Pros

    Management cares about employees, founders are conversational and seem approachable. Catered lunches and fully covered benefits are nice.

    Cons

    Most departments are openly dissatisfied with the compensation structure, and unless you've been with the company since the beginning there's no way you'll earn industry average. Bonuses are not achievable, even by top performers.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees what they're worth, otherwise you will lose out on talent.

    MindTouch, Inc.2016-12-06

    MindTouch, Inc. Response

    December 6, 2016Founder and CEO

    Thank you for your feedback and for your contributions to creating a meaningful legacy at MindTouch. I will note that employee retention rates are dramatically higher than industry averages. If we didn't pay our team industry competitive salaries or if we set unrealistic goals...well, ...

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for and growing!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Development in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MindTouch, Inc. full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Fast growing company with a unique product which keeps you extremely excited to come to work everyday - Great culture and workplace values - Work hard, play hard atmosphere - Consistently given the tools to succeed - Catered lunch M-W-F

    Cons

    Very little cons. - Parking - Staying organized and sticking to process while continuing to grow

    Advice to Management

    - Keep doing what your doing - Stay open-minded to all employees ideas for improvments

    MindTouch, Inc.2015-12-16
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Fun, Adaptive, Growing Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MindTouch, Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    MindTouch has been a fantastic company to work for. They encourage growth and promote from within often. The global encouragement (in-company, cross-departmental) is a breath of fresh air. The culture is electrifying and enhances creativity to the max. Catered lunches are a big plus as it's nice to not have to worry about what you're eating 3 times a week.

    Cons

    The parking price stinks, you pretty much have to decide whether or not you want to fork over $150/mo to park in or near the office. If you decide not to you're doing a good 1+ mile walk from an area with free parking, or using public transit, you'd kind of expect that working in Downtown San Diego. The do not have a set guideline regarding matching any 401k contributions, they just reserve the right to match whatever...

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    Advice to Management

    Addressing the cons above would definitely be an improvement. Other than that keep doing what you're doing, recognizing hard work and hiring weird and awesome people who are passionate about their work!

    MindTouch, Inc.2015-11-25
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fun, Energetic and a Kick A** Company Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MindTouch, Inc.

    Pros

    Everyone is super nice and passionate on what they do. Catered lunch on Mondays. Wednesday, and Fridays. Collaborative team. Approachable managers, execs...

    Cons

    In some aspects of the company -- there needs to be some sort of structure/process. But it's understandable since it's a growing company.

    MindTouch, Inc.2015-10-16

    MindTouch, Inc. Response

    October 20, 2015Founder and CEO

    Thanks for your feedback. Please grab me and let me know where it feels...errr...too fluid and in need of some more structure. I know the answer is probably in more than one place since we've grown quickly, but I'd like to learn where you think it's most irritating. Again, thanks.

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Highs and lows over time, very bright future"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MindTouch, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    * The product works and customers buy it - they also come back and renew. Not going out of business any time soon. * Blameless engineering and operations culture (post mortems are constructive). * Pinball, nerf guns, friendly office culture, catered lunches. * Salaries have improved dramatically + Stock option grants. * Very open financial details, very competent COO. * Simple management structure (very flat). *...

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    Cons

    * Nurturing and fostering internal development ideas and technology or features has been a mixed bag. Its historically been difficult to promote your ideas internally. * Expensive downtown parking (they do offset some of the cost, but not all). * Getting something out of engineering and into customer's hands stalls - there are considerable bottlenecks that need to be addressed. * Low engineer count for expected roadmap...

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    Advice to Management

    * More data to show why a feature or direction is the right one, no gut feelings or made up stats. * Allow for more company sponsored internal R&D.

    MindTouch, Inc.2014-12-18

    MindTouch, Inc. Response

    August 30, 2015Founder and CEO

    Thanks for your feedback. You advice has been incorporated into the PTG meeting. I think we've come a long way on this front over the last year. Bjorg and Birkfeld have done a great job, imo, on this front. Do you agree?

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